SAN DIEGO–The Old Globe today announced it will present two Shakespeare-themed events.
On April 28 at 7 p.m., Tony Award winner Roger Rees will return to the Globe for a one-night-only engagement of What You Will, his hysterical (and somewhat historical) 90-minute gallop through the world of Shakespeare. On May 3 at 11 a.m., Old Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein will offer an encore of Thinking Shakespeare Live!, his 90-minute exploration of the language of Shakespeare. This fast-paced, funny, and altogether fascinating program based on Edelstein’s book, Thinking Shakespeare: A How-To Guide for Student Actors, Directors, and Anyone Else Who Wants to Feel More Comfortable with the Bard, reveals a performer’s approach to Shakespearean language so audiences may easily understand the poetry of the Bard.
“The Old Globe is one of this country’s most important producers of Shakespeare, and because his works are in our DNA, it’s our pleasure and our duty to offer our audiences new ways to connect with and enjoy them,” said Edelstein. “These two special events do precisely that. My Thinking Shakespeare Live! is a glimpse into the ways actors and directors bring Shakespeare’s words to life. And Roger Rees’s remarkable What You Will is a scintillating example of Shakespeare at its best. Roger is a master, one of the greatest Shakespeareans we have. In his hands, Shakespeare is fun, immediate, and entirely joyous. I could listen to him do Shakespeare all day long, and I know San Diego will swoon at this brilliant evening.”
What You Will is to play on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe’s Conrad Prebys Theatre Center.
Tickets are currently available to subscribers only and will go on sale to the public on April 1 at 12 noon. Tickets begin at $33 for subscribers and $35 for general audiences and can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE, or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park.